The 2013 Stockholm World Water Week will run from September 1st to the 6th. World Water Week is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. This year’s theme is ‘Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships’. CPWF and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems will take part in a number of activities throughout the week.
Seminars and Workshops
- Bridging Land-Water-Ecosystem Divides: In view of increasing pressures on land and water resources and the resulting deterioration of ecosystems, creative methods are needed to bridge the land/water/ecosystem divides, and to overcome the barriers involved. These can only be realized through integrated management approaches that consider the constraints of ecosystems maintenance and the needs for food and energy security.The workshop will analyze core problems involved. What are the primary barriers delaying constructive approaches, and how can ecosystem services approaches help in understanding and bridging the divides? What would be the benefits for water providers of working together with land use planners and ecosystem management specialists? IWMI Director, Jeremy Bird will moderate; CPWF Director, Alain Vidal, will chair the event; and WLE Director, Andrew Noble, will deliver the keynote address.
- Water Management and Peacebuilding: Connecting the Local to International Policy (14:00-17:30 Wednesday, September 4th): This seminar will explore the linkages between water management, food security, peace building, and human rights, while also bringing good examples of integration between different scales of governance from the local to national and international levels. By drawing on experience from successful programs and policies, the seminar will explore ways of implementing international and national guidelines for water management and food security, including IWRM. It will further examine the gap between local knowledge and international policy, highlighting the need to raise awareness of local-level innovations and research at the international level. CPWF is a co-convenor of this seminar. Alain Vidal will give a speech during this event entitled “Water Cooperation Mechanisms: How to Hit the Right Target?”.
- View the entire World Water Week program.
CPWF will celebrate ten years of work with a cocktail, networking and information session on Tuesday, September 3rd at 17:30. The event will also feature the launch of an online decision support tool ‘Targeting AGwater Management Interventions (TAGMI)’. The tool is intended help policymakers, NGOs and other stakeholders determine what parts of the Volta and Limpopo River basins have the highest chance of success for particular water management interventions. Please let us know if you will be joining by contacting Sharon Perera (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Water, Conflicts and Power: Taming Conflict through Research and Engagement
- Keeping Their Feet Dry: Uphold Water Infrastructure in Bangladesh
- Agricultural biodiversity’s contribution to ecosystem functions